An online seminar to provide proposals on strengthening the research and innovation component of the trading system through the implementation of the public-private partnership mechanism was held today within the framework of the "Strengthening the Trade Potential of Turkmenistan" project, implemented jointly by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Trade and foreign economic relations of Turkmenistan, according to a UNDP press release.
The event was organized with the support of the Russian National Research University Higher School of Economics.
Among the participants were representatives of sectoral ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, including the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the Ministry of Education, the State
Commodity Exchange, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan.
The seminar presented the best international practices used in the study of trade through the implementation of the mechanism of public-private partnership.
International consultants Dmitry Vinogradov and Elena Shadrina offered the participants recommendations to strengthen the research and innovation component in the trading system.
Akmurat Danatarov, UNDP Program Analyst on Governance, Economic Diversification and Inclusive Growth:
“As global markets become competitive, along with other issues, it is important to improve the application of scientific and innovative approaches to the study of trade and knowledge management in order to remain competitive in foreign markets.
As we know, over the past couple of decades, public-private partnership mechanisms have been widely used at the international level to promote economic growth. Therefore, the topic of our discussion today is very important to support the country's efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
We remind that a joint project of UNDP and the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan "Strengthening the Trade Potential of Turkmenistan" was launched in 2019.